Skip to main content

Grateful Dead Live at Fillmore West on 1970-06-04

Audio Preview

Grateful Dead Live at Fillmore West on 1970-06-04

Topics Live concert

Not Fade Away > Midnight Hour

E: It's All Over Now Baby Blue

Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Fillmore West
Location San Francisco, CA

Source Soundboard
Lineage SBD > RM > Cass > ? > DAT > CD > EAC > SHN
Taped by
Transferred by Charlie Miller


This is all that currently circulates from the sbd.
I know this has been out since 1985, since I have had it that long.


Reviewer: chris phillips - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 15, 2013
Subject: 1970
Thanks for posting the set lists GerryO. This was a hot run.
Reviewer: GerryO - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 14, 2013
Subject: Grateful Dead!
They are now out there in all of the usual places, but there's still room for improvement.

Many, many thanks to droncit, dusborne and germain.
My first trip to the Fillmore and also my first Grateful Dead show. Am finally getting around to digitizing and editing tapes that I made that glorious summer night in SF. A couple of cassette flips, a few tape breaks, some late starts and early applause cuts aside, it's pretty much the whole show; acoustic, NRPS and ELECTRIC DEAD!
The ACOUSTIC set list:

1) Intro/a few million adjustments/while we're waiting for Pigpen
2) (song that needs no introducton) Monkey and the Engineer
3) Deep Elem Blues
4) Candyman
5) Silver Threads and Golden Needles
6) Friend of the Devil
7) Black Peter
8) Cumberland Blues
9) Wake Up Little Suzie
10) Swing Low Sweet Chariot
11) Uncle John's Band

It's a couple days later and I've just about completed the editing job. Here's the ELECTRIC set list:

1) Electrical Difficulty > Intro > Casey Jones
2) Me and My Uncle
3) Hard to Handle
4) English Accent Dog (Not Yellow) Joke
5) 999,999 Bottles of Beer
6) It's a Sin
7) China Cat Sunflower > I Know You Rider
8) Attics of My Life
9) It's a Man's World
10) New, New Minglewood Blues
11) Good Lovin'
12) St. Stephen > Not Fade Away > Midnight Hour
13) It's All Over Now Baby Blue

No encore that night, as "Baby Blue" calmed things down and the "in for $3 Thursday night" home audience was already completely satisfied, plus the Dead still had three more nights to play that weekend!
Burned most of the files to CD for playback in the car and on the home theater surround sound system. Definitely crankable and it puts you on Fillmore floor, almost directly in front of the stage. Sounds SO MUCH BETTER than on the laptop speakers used during editing.

Sony TC-124 single capstan portable cassette deck equipped with hand-held stereo microphone onto 120 minute BASF normal bias tape. Did Dolby, chrome tape and auto-reverse even exist yet? Pioneer CT-W900R dual capstan deck playback to PC equipped with a Soundblaster card and Audio Recorder for Free. Edits, fades, repairs and volume adjustments using Creative Wave Studio.
Reviewer: light into ashes - - January 17, 2013
Subject: GerryO
I hope you will upload your files to etree soon! Lots of people would like to hear your tape. Leave a message on the Archive Dead forum if you need help with that.
Reviewer: craw - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 12, 2012
Subject: GerryO
please upload your tape!!!
Reviewer: hampton87 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 4, 2010
Subject: 40 years ago
so nice to have the end of this show, only wish we had the whole thing, jamming is tight, drums so crisp, crazy organ and pig sounds so good

Set 1:
Deep Elem Blues
Silver Threads
Friend Of The Devil
Cumberland Blues
Wake Up Little Susie
Swing Low Sweet Chariot
Uncle John's Band

Set 2:
Casey Jones
Me And My Uncle
Hard To Handle
Not Fade Away
Midnight Hour

It's All Over Now Baby Blue
Reviewer: ah_uh_oh_um - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 12, 2009
Subject: The GRATEFUL DEAD "Live On Stage" June 4, 1970 at the Fillmore West, San Francisco, California, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


I think these guys were still losing money for Warner Brothers in 1970...

Performing before the hometown crowd the DEAD kick it in gear and prove they have what it takes to rule the underground.

Here they are, the scariest band in 1970...

I highly recommend adding this show to your 1970 GRATEFUL DEAD collection.

The "Original" GRATEFUL DEAD.

If you weren't alive in 1970 you can't imagine it. California had the best schools in the country in they have the worst...ah, progress.

I recommend using your EQ during playback of most of the shows on the IA, this one included.

Windows Media Player has a 10 band EQ and SRS WOW effects that enhance the sound.

Here's one way to stream/dowload this show:

The IA recommends users of Windows XP view this web-page with RealPlayer.

RealPlayer is a free media player you can download at

Using RealPlayer to view this webpage, click the VBR M3U link to open the songs in the Playlist.

If your Playlist is not open, open it by clicking the Playlist icon at the lower right hand corner of RealPlayer.

Once the songs are in the Playlist, double click the song to play it, then click the record button at the lower left hand corner of Realplayer to record it.

When the red line reaches the other end click the stop button to download the song.

Your song is in the RealPlayer Downloads folder. Repeat these steps for each song.


you could just hook up your audio cables from your computer to your cassette, VHS, CD, DVD or whatever "recorder" and record it in real time...OMG.

Eat, Drink, Be Merry and Listen to the GRATEFUL DEAD for tomorrow we may die.

Thanks for the LOVE from 1970.

PS: Remember to click on the "DeadLists Project" link and get the Poster for this show.

PSS: Get June 4,5,6, & 7, 1970 at the Fillmore West...all are on the archive.

PSSS: if you want to rate my review feel free to use the Forum to vent your hate, opinion, and rants...I won't read em anyway...
Reviewer: JustAFloatingSage - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 12, 2009
Subject: ItsNotQuiteAllOver...ButGettingCloser...
note to self:

3 nice shorties here for your enjoyment
Reviewer: piggriver - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 23, 2006
Subject: THE baby blue, and more...
Had this for many years as a filler on 2/14/70, Set I. NFA very strong, no "teasing stephen" about it; there's a full-on stephen jam in there! Midnight Hour just rocking with a China Cat jam inside. But Baby Blue takes the cake (even though there are three pauses on this stream - music is all there). Always been my favorite BB. Bobby's noodling on the old Gibson ES is superb. Pig's organ extra churchy, combined with Jerry's voice gives this one my vote for most soulful (and therefore best) BB. Because of the music, and the fact that this is currently all there is to hear of this show - 5 stars.
Reviewer: deadmantalking77 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 3, 2005
Subject: i know you china cat
Pretty cool snippet...the Midnight Hour jam drifts into IKYR and out with China Cat, back to Midnight Hour to finish up.
Reviewer: CFD6149 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 28, 2005
Subject: gotta at least listen
Snippet of NFA has nice St. Stephen jam, Bobby high in the mix. Good recording, guitars out front. Midnight hour is funky and well played and the Baby Blue is moving and mature. Great band, great era, great music, and most of all, great web site. Thank you archive.
info Stream Only
Stream playlist
( VBR )
In Collection
Grateful Dead
In Collection
Live Music Archive
Uploaded by
Jonathan Aizen
on 5/31/2004
SIMILAR ITEMS (based on metadata)
Grateful Dead
by Grateful Dead
eye 4,710
favorite 5
comment 5
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews )
Source: Soundboard (partial)
Grateful Dead
by Grateful Dead
eye 31,469
favorite 21
comment 17
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 17 reviews )
Source: Soundboard
Grateful Dead
by Grateful Dead
eye 51,641
favorite 37
comment 33
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 33 reviews )
Source: Soundboard patched with Audience
Grateful Dead
by Grateful Dead
eye 48,323
favorite 47
comment 22
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 22 reviews )
Source: Soundboard
Grateful Dead
by Grateful Dead
eye 14,719
favorite 25
comment 16
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 16 reviews )
Source: SBD -> Master Reel -> Cassette -> Dat -> CD
Grateful Dead
by Grateful Dead
eye 17,145
favorite 11
comment 11
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 11 reviews )
Source: Soundboard and Audience
Grateful Dead
by Grateful Dead
eye 23,065
favorite 18
comment 13
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 13 reviews )
Source: Soundboard
Grateful Dead
by Grateful Dead
eye 14,872
favorite 14
comment 6
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 6 reviews )
Source: Soundboard patched with Audience
Grateful Dead
by Grateful Dead
eye 2,809
favorite 2
comment 4
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Source: sbd > ?? > wav > audacity(snaps,crackles,pops) > wavmerge > cdwav > tlh(flaclevel8) > flac16
Grateful Dead
by Grateful Dead
eye 6,153
favorite 3
comment 5
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews )
Source: Audience patched with Soundboard